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Stitch ‘n Time Club

Stitch ‘n Time is a volunteer based textiles club where members enjoy learning about the cultivation of wool and cotton, and colonial textiles.

Volunteers meet on the second Saturday of every month from 1-4 pm, in addition to completing at-home volunteer projects between meetings. Each meeting is themed, and will focus on a particular task or step in the processing of wool from the foundation’s Hog Island sheep flock.

Hog Island sheep are a critically endangered breed of sheep with

less than 200 sheep registered in the US each year. Products produced by the Stitch ‘n Time club are sold to support the foundation’s Heritage breed preservation program.

Volunteers are expected to regularly attend monthly meetings and contribute to fiber processing to the best of their abilities.

2016 meeting themes are as follows: February 13: “Heart-felt:” Needle felting March 12: Mending and Tending: Colonial clothing fixes for the Boltons April 9: Spring Cleaning: Wool and equipment inventory May 7 (1st Saturday): Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival field trip June 11: Wool washing July 9: Picking and Carding August 13: Spinning Yarns: Wheels and drop spindles

September 10: Dye Day October 8: Knit Happens November 12: Crochet Soiree December 3 (1st Saturday): Sheepapalooza Holiday Party

Qualifications No previous experience is needed. We accept both experienced and novice fiber artists interested in: sewing, knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing, weaving, and felting. The club has some equipment and notions available for check out (ex. wheels, spindles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, hand carders, wool combs, etc.), but encourages volunteers with their own to bring them along or use them at home.

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